The Sun Hive
They’re part of the world-wide movement towards ‘apicentric’ beekeeping – beekeeping that prioritizes honeybees firstly as pollinators, with honey production being a secondary goal.
[Isn’t that hive a beauty! Makes me want a few and to return to bee keeping.] via buffleheadcabin
I thing I will hang a few of these once I am sure I have planted enough diverse flowering material to support colonies for the whole season: this means waiting for a few of the flowering trees to grow up.
Hang them now, while there are still bees to populate them. Every 50% or better colony increases the potential for long tem survival of the bees.
Do not wait.
Safe bees now.
(Source: milkwood.net, via almanachouse)